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Vick's Changed: Tony Dungy

On “The Today Show” this morning (Friday, Jan. 7) ex-NFL Coach Tony Dungy (football announcer/mentor) told Matt Lauer Michael Vick has changed. He said when Vick received the letters in jail, and then had to write the young people back who wrote him, he was emotionally impacted.Dungy did not say Vick has done anything proactively…

Camping in the Snow? It's for the Dogs

Camp Dogwood really does offer your dog a chance to be a dog. Spring camp sessions feature activities like agility class and Frisbee disc classes…but about the winter? Ice sculpturing? Some dogs really do love the snow and don’t mind frigid weather. Some people claim they feel the same way. Hope you write me about…

Sheriff's Office Reunites Dog: A Macho Story

It happens far more often than it makes the news, pets left in homes of those foreclosed or evicted. Cook County deputies conducted an eviction in Garfield Park announced on January 6 (Thursday) and discovered Macho, a malnourished dog stolen before Thanksgiving from a nearby home. Macho was positively identified because he had a microchip…

Cats Get No Respect

Cats are America’s most popular companion, yet they get no respect. Or at least not as much respect as dogs. According to a new poll, 74 percent of those questioned said they like dogs a lot, but just under half feel the same way about cats. Also, only four percent say they dislike dogs, while…

Fur Flies Over Ad With Michelle Obama

The White House maintains that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) had no right to use the image of Michelle Obama in their latest anti-fur ad. Although, the White House was quick to ad that the First Lady does not wear fur. According to media reports, PeTA president Ingrid Newkirk says her group…

No Doubt Gwen Stefani's New Partner Can Howl

“Sweet Escape” with Gwen Stefani and Kody.

Animals Sing Deck the Halls

I know, I know, way past Christmas, even past New Year – but when IAABC behavior consultant Janet Velenovsky post this video to her Facebook page, I got such a kick out of it, and wanted to share. Hope you enjoy:

Where Pit Bulls Are Banned, Dog Bites Rise

Breed Specific Bans have done nothing to lessen dog bites in Norfolk, England. In fact, the number of people requiring hospital treatment for dog bites has increased by almost a third since the breed bans went into affect. Clearly, the breed bans didn’t do what they were supposed to.   One public official described the…

Pet Writer Amy Shojai's New Year's Greeting

My pet writing and broadcasting colleague Amy Shojai’s New Year’s greeting…I think it’s sweet/funny, one reason why I’m posting. Also, this summer, her next book, “The American Pit Bull Terrier” is scheduled for release (TFH Publishing). In my opinion, Pit Bulls and their reputation has definitely been a victim of dogfighting over this past decade…

H$U$ – Is the HSUS More About Fundraising Than Programs?

According to this piece, from a blog calling itself the Center for Consumer Freedom, the Humane Society of the United States isn’t what people may believe. When you give money to the HSUS  your dollars are allegedly going to either legal fees or to help raise more dollars for HSUS, not to help real animals.…

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